Monday, August 3

love defined

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an
earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides
you have to make a decision. You have to work out
whether your roots have become so entwined together
that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness,
it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises
of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any
of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what
is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident."
-St. Augustine (the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin)

quote from here


Curlyfry said...

Love is only the dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. -- W. Somerset Maugham

how you like them apples lol

artsybee said...

Ha! I don't know about that, given a lot of procreation happens with just plain ole lust, no thought of 'love'.